national book critics circle

All Past National Book Critics Circle Award Winners and Finalists

Every year, the National Book Critics Circle presents awards for the finest books published in English. Below are the past winners and finalists for all National Book Critics Circle annual awards, from 1975 to present.

1975 Winners

1976 Awards

Fiction Winner
Fiction Finalists
General Nonfiction Winner
General Nonfiction Finalists
Poetry Winner
Poetry Finalists
Criticism Winner
Criticism Finalists

1977 Awards

Fiction Winner
Fiction Finalists
General Nonfiction Winner
General Nonfiction Finalists
Poetry Winner
Poetry Finalists
Criticism Winner
Criticism Finalists

1978 Awards

Fiction Winner
Fiction Finalists
General Nonfiction Winners
General Nonfiction Finalists
Poetry Winner
Poetry Finalists
Criticism Winner
Criticism Finalists

1979 Awards

Fiction Winner
Fiction Finalists
General Nonfiction Winner
General Nonfiction Finalists
Poetry Winner
Poetry Finalists
Criticism Winner
Criticism Finalists

1980 Awards

Fiction Winner
Fiction Finalists
General Nonfiction Winner
General Nonfiction Finalists
Poetry Winner
Poetry Finalists
Criticism Winner
Criticism Finalists

1981 Awards

Fiction Winner
Fiction Finalists
General Nonfiction Winner
General Nonfiction Finalists
Poetry Winner
Poetry Finalists
Criticism Winner
Criticism Finalists

1982 Awards

Fiction Winner
Fiction Finalists
General Nonfiction Winner
General Nonfiction Finalists
Poetry Winner
Poetry Finalists
Criticism Winner
Criticism Finalists
Ivan Sandrof/Board Award Winner
Ivan Sandrof/Board Award Finalists

1983 Awards

Fiction Winner
Fiction Finalists
General Nonfiction Winner
General Nonfiction Finalists
Biography/Autobiography Winner
Biography/Autobiography Finalists
Poetry Winner
Poetry Finalists
Criticism Winner
Criticism Finalists

1984 Awards

Fiction Winner
Fiction Finalists
General Nonfiction Winner
General Nonfiction Finalists
Biography/Autobiography Winner
Biography/Autobiography Finalists
Poetry Winner
Poetry Finalists
Criticism Winner
Criticism Finalists
Ivan Sandrof/NBCC Award Winner

1985 Awards

Fiction Winner
Fiction Finalists
General Nonfiction Winner
General Nonfiction Finalists
Biography/Autobiography Winner
Biography/Autobiography Finalists
Poetry Winner
Poetry Finalists
Criticism Winner
Criticism Finalists

1986 Awards

Fiction Winner
Fiction Finalists
General Nonfiction Winner
General Nonfiction Finalists
Biography/Autobiography Winner
Biography/Autobiography Finalists
Poetry Winner
Poetry Finalists
Criticism Winner
Criticism Finalists

1987 Awards

Fiction Winner
Fiction Finalists
General Nonfiction Winner
General Nonfiction Finalists
Biography/Autobiography Winner
Biography/Autobiography Finalists
Poetry Winner
Poetry Finalists
Criticism Winner
Criticism Finalists
Ivan Sandrof/NBCC Board Award Winner
Reviewer's Citation Winner
Reviewer's Citation Finalists

1988 Awards

Fiction Winner
Fiction Finalists
General Nonfiction Winner
General Nonfiction Finalists
Biography/Autobiography Winner
Biography/Autobiography Finalists
Poetry Winner
Poetry Finalists
Criticism Winner
Criticism Finalists
Reviewer's Citation Winner
Reviewer's Citation Finalists

1989 Awards

Fiction Winner
Fiction Finalists
General Nonfiction Winner
General Nonfiction Finalists
Biography/Autobiography Winner
Biography/Autobiography Finalists
Poetry Winner
Poetry Finalists
Criticism Winner
Criticism Finalists
Ivan Sandrof/NBCC Board Award Winner

1990 Awards

Fiction Winner
Fiction Finalists
General Nonfiction Winner
General Nonfiction Finalists
Biography/Autobiography Winner
Biography/Autobiography Finalists
Poetry Winner
Poetry Finalists
Criticism Winner
Criticism Finalists
Ivan Sandorf/NBCC Board Award Winner

1991 Awards

Fiction Winner
Fiction Finalists
General Nonfiction Winner
General Nonfiction Finalists
Biography/Autobiography Winner
Biography/Autobiography Finalists
Poetry Winner
Poetry Finalists
Criticism Winner
Criticism Finalists
Reviewer's Citation Winner

1992 Awards

Fiction Winner
Fiction Finalists
General Nonfiction Winner
General Nonfiction Finalists
Biography/Autobiography Winner
Biography/Autobiography Finalists
Poetry Winner
Poetry Finalists
Criticism Winner
Criticism Finalists
Nona Balakian Excellence in Reviewing Award Winner
Ivan Sandrof Award Winner

1993 Awards

Fiction Winner
Fiction Finalists
General Nonfiction Winner
General Nonfiction Finalists
Biography/Autobiography Winner
Biography/Autobiography Finalists
Criticism Winner
Criticism Finalists
Nona Balakian Excellence in Reviewing Award Winner

1994 Awards

Fiction Winner
Fiction Finalists
General Nonfiction Winner
General Nonfiction Finalists
Biography/Autobiography Winner
Biography/Autobiography Finalists
Poetry Winner
Poetry Finalists
Criticism Winner
Criticism Finalists
Nona Balakian Excellence in Reviewing Award Winner
Ivan Sandrof Award for Lifetime Achievement in Publishing Winner

1995 Awards

Fiction Winner
Fiction Finalists
General Nonfiction Winner
General Nonfiction Finalists
Biography/Autobiography Winner
Biography/Autobiography Finalists
Poetry Winner
Poetry Finalists
Criticism Winner
Criticism Finalists
Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing Winner
NBCC/Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

1996 Awards

Fiction Winner
Fiction Finalists
General Nonfiction Winner
General Nonfiction Finalists
Biography/Autobiography Winner
Biography/Autobiography Finalists
Poetry Winner
Poetry Finalists
Criticism Winner
Criticism Finalists
Nona Balakian Excellence in Reviewing Award Winner
Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

1997 Awards

Fiction Winner
Fiction Finalists
General Nonfiction Winner
General Nonfiction Finalists
Biography/Autobiography Winner
Biography/Autobiography Finalists
Poetry Winner
Poetry Finalists
Criticism Winner
Criticism Finalists
Nona Balakian Excellence in Reviewing Award Winner
Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

1998 Awards

Fiction Winner
Fiction Finalists
General Nonfiction Winner
General Nonfiction Finalists
Biography/Autobiography Winner
Biography/Autobiography Finalists
Poetry Winner
Poetry Finalists
Criticism Winner
Criticism Finalists
Nona Balakian Excellence in Reviewing Award Winner

1999 Awards

Fiction Winner
Fiction Finalists
General Nonfiction Winner
General Nonfiction Finalists
Bigoraphy/Autobiography Winner
Biography/Autobiography Finalists
Poetry Winner
Poetry Finalists
Criticism Winner
Criticism Finalists
Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing Winner
Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

2000 Awards

Fiction Winner
Fiction Finalists
General Nonfiction Winner
General Nonfiction Finalists
Biography/Autobiography Winner
Biography/Autobiography Finalists
Poetry Winner
Poetry Finalists
Criticism Winner
Criticism Finalists
Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing Winner
Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

2001 Awards

Fiction Winner
Fiction Finalists
General Nonfiction Winner
General Nonfiction Finalists
Biography/Autobiography Winner
Biography/Autobiography Finalists
Poetry Winner
Poetry Finalists
Criticism Winner
Criticism Finalists
Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing Winner
Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

2002 Awards

Fiction Winner
Fiction Finalists
General Nonfiction Winner
General Nonfiction Finalists
Biography/Autobiography Winner
Biography/Autobiography Finalists
Poetry Winner
Poetry Finalists
Criticism Winner
Criticism Finalists
Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing Winner
Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

2003 Awards

Fiction Winner
Fiction Finalists
General Nonfiction Winner
General Nonfiction Finalists
Biography Winner
Biography Finalists
Poetry Winner
Poetry Finalists
Criticism Winner
Criticism Finalists
Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing Award Winner
Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

2004 Awards

Fiction Winner
Fiction Finalists
General Nonfiction Winner
General Nonfiction Finalists
Biography Winner
Biography Finalists
Poetry Winner
Poetry Finalists
Criticism Winner
Criticism Finalists
Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing Winner
Ivan R. Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

2005 Awards

Fiction Winner
Fiction Finalists
General Nonfiction Winner
General Nonfiction Finalists
Biography Winner
Biography Finalists
Autobiography/Memoir Winner
Autobiography/Memoir Finalists
Poetry Winner
Poetry Finalists
Criticism Winner
Criticism Finalists
Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing Winner
Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing Finalists
Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

2006 Awards

Fiction Winner
Fiction Finalists
General Nonfiction Winner
General Nonfiction Finalists
Biography Winner
Biography Finalists
Autobiography/Memoir Winner
Autobiography/Memoir Finalists
Poetry Winner
Poetry Finalists
Criticism Winner
Criticism Finalists
Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing Winner
Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing Finalists
Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award Winner